Planning for a disaster is the best way to get through the mayhem faster. However, how does a property owner or manager fully prepare their building for all types of disasters? It can feel like a never ending and expensive task when you try to ward off a storm, flood, fire, vehicle impact, etc. without proper direction. And rather than attempting to avoid all disasters, we recommend that the solution is a Disaster Response Plan (DRP) organized by a professional restoration company. This plan will contain all the information needed to quickly react in an unforeseen incident involving damage to your properties. Each DRP partnership is customized to a client’s specific business needs and building structure.
To provide more detail, a DRP is a record of documents that include all pertinent information about a building or campus that a restoration contractor would need to quickly mobilize appropriate equipment, along with the contact information for responsible parties of building functions. This type of plan is highly beneficial for large, public buildings or entities responsible for multiple buildings, such as school districts, multi-family housing, or hotels for example, which can have a variety of risks to their separate structures. Having a DRP on hand can lead to loss prevention, reduce the size of the loss, a quicker response time, and a faster restoration process.
Loss Prevention: Identifying potential hazards that can preemptively be changed before disaster happens.
Reduce Loss Size: Knowledge of structures layouts and utility shut-offs once on site can minimize issues.
Response Time: Business owner or manager can make a quick call to their restoration partner and they are also placed on our priority list.
Faster Restoration Process: The partnership that happens in a DRP relationship authorizes us to start our process with the insurance company instantly and prior knowledge of the building allows us to be prepared as we come on site. This can result in months of time savings in your business and building restoration.
For instance, if a pipe bursts in the middle of the night, your restoration contractor can mobilize and bring the right equipment or materials and contact the plumber before they even show up to your building, rather than getting there and assessing the situation and then taking action.
Working with Wolgast Restoration to develop your DRP means that we will already have knowledge of your facility in the event of an emergency and can react quickly to minimize the damage earlier and in turn save you time in the restoration process and lessen your business interruption. If you have further questions or would like to set up an appointment to learn more about a partnership, please contact, Jeremy Wagner - Wolgast Restoration General Manager at 989-781-0173.